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“Wonderful Place for Weekend Getaway” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Seaside Inn
Ranked #5 of 14 Kennebunk B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Cheshire, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Wonderful Place for Weekend Getaway”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2012

My husband & I have visited this inn 3 years in a row for a weekend getaway in March. The location cannot be beat. Views of the ocean are superb. The inn itself is quaint, quiet and comfortable. Breakfast is very enjoyable -- Love the coffee and muffins! The price is very reasonable off season & the staff is friendly & accommodating. It is, of course, windy and cold on the beach in March, but bring your heavy coat and gloves a go for a walk anyway. Sunset is breathtaking. We have been very pleased with our stays here. Highly recommend!

Room Tip: We have stayed in both the upstairs and downstairs ocean front rooms at the inn. Upstairs oceanfron...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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seasidekennebunk, Owner at Seaside Inn, responded to this review, 5 April 2012
Thank you so much for your kind words about The Seaside. We are so happy to welcome you back each year. Our package rates run until the middle of May, so you have a chance of a little warmer weather another time. We look forward to welcoming you back next year.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

My husband found this place years ago when he was traveling on business. We have been going up every year since. The rooms are amazing--very clean with beautiful views, all on a quiet,quaint road in a small neighborhood right on the beach. Even if you can't get a room facing the ocean, there is a large deck at the end of the building where you can relax, read,have a cocktail and see the ocean.The staff is very friendly and caring and will go out of their way to help you find a restaurant or destination of your choice. The breakfasts are always delicious--I love the homemade oatmeal and stuffed French toast. Today is Feb.21st and we are going up tomorrow to relax for a few days. I can't wait. This is my absolute favorite place to stay. Karen & Jack Bucchi from Connecticut

Room Tip: Try to get the second floor ocean side rooms first, but remember the side deck lets everyone enjoy t...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Elm Grove, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2012

My family and I have been coming to the Seaside Inn for over 10 years with at least two visits each year. Our recent stay in December for the Kennebunks Christmas Prelude was, as always, outstanding. The rooms are always extremely clean and the staff is very warm and welcoming. The included breakfasts are always excellent, especially the stuffed French Toast on Thursdays prepared masterfully by Mona! There are some existing houses being rebuilt near the Inn but no new development is allowed that would block the perfect ocean views that the guests at the Inn currently enjoy. I verfied this myself by talking to locals including the Kennebunk town manager. I wanted to include this point regarding the views because I noticed another reviewer was concerned that development was going to eventually block the ocean views. I can tell you that will NEVER be the case. It is protected "frontal dunes" land and the Maine Department of Environmental Protection will NEVER let it be developed (per town manager).

Room Tip: Second floor Ocean-side rooms have outstanding views
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bradford, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2012

WE stayed last January and are headed back next week. Love this Inn, it is so clean, and people are very friendly. Even in the Winder it is gorgeous

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Palestine, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2011

This is an older property that is very quaint and right by the ocean but will soon be blocked by development. You might want to check before booking. The beach area is really nice with people playing and walking dogs in the mornings. The rooms were adequate - nothing special. The upstairs rooms are the best - you can see the ocean. Breakfast was nice - heavy on bread and cereal. One thing that bothered me a bit was that the local newspapers were there, but there was a charge for them at the front desk. Seemed rather nickel and dime somehow. They did give us good directions to our next stop and told us of some good places to eat. The town of Kennebunkport is a great stop but budget at least a half day to drive around the area. Beautiful homes and churches. Maine rocks......

Room Tip: Upper floors. Be wary of new construction - lots of it right at the inn.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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seasidekennebunk, Owner at Seaside Inn, responded to this review, 10 December 2011
We are so happy you enjoyed your stay in the Kennebunk’s. There is a lot to see in the area so you do have to budget your time. Do not worry about development. We do have a neighbor who is rebuilding his existing house but the remainder of the beach is not allowed to be developed. So there will always be a straight line of sight to the beach and ocean. The neighbor who is rebuilding his house is very conscious about the landscaping that is needed to help blend in the same way as the last house did.
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Property: Seaside Inn
Address: 80 Beach Ave, Kennebunk Beach, Kennebunk, ME 04043-7632
Region: United States > Maine > Kennebunks > Kennebunk
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Kennebunk
Price range (per night): $102 - $403
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Seaside Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Oceanfront Inn directly on quiet section of Kennebunk Beach. The only Kennebunk Inn directly on the Beach! Walk to Kennebunkport’s Famous Dock Square shops, boutiques and restaurants. Sea kayaking, lobster boat tours, whale watching, fabulous sunrises and sunsets from your room! Surfing, wake boarding and kayaking right out your door. Ocean view Hot Tub. Bicycles. The Seaside Inn is open year round and includes breakfast daily in the 1850 Boat House. Great values with our special Off-Season Packages in our Oceanfront Inn. View live beach cam on our web site. 9th Generation Family Innkeepers since 1667. Kennebunkport’s premier beachfront address. A memorable location and experience directly on the beach. Maine Environmental Leader award. ... more   less 
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